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Electrophysiological characteristics of pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy and its influence on ventricular arrhythmias

checklist. (PDF) Author Contributions Conceptualization: Mu Qin, Xu Liu. Data curation: Xiaowei Chen, Mu Qin, Xu Liu. Formal analysis: Xiaowei Chen, Mu Qin, Xu Liu. Funding acquisition: Xu Liu ... . Investigation: Weifeng Jiang, Yu Zhang. Resources: Xiaowei Chen, Mu Qin, Weifeng Jiang, Yu Zhang. Supervision: Xu Liu. Writing ± original draft: Xiaowei Chen, Mu Qin. Writing ± review & editing: Xiaowei Chen

TP53 mutation predicts the poor prognosis of non-Hodgkin lymphomas: Evidence from a meta-analysis

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a group of malignant hematologic disorders with high heterogeneity. The diagnosis, clinical manifestations, classification, and prognosis of this condition differ among numerous NHL subgroups. The prognostic significance of the mutation of TP53, a tumor suppressor gene involved in cell cycle regulation, should be confirmed in NHL. In this study, our ...

Neural substrate of posterior left atrium: A novel modulation for inducibility and remodeling of atrial fibrillation in canine

Background The neural mechanism of posterior left atrium (PLA) for genesis of atrial fibrillation has not been completely elucidated. We sought to assess the contribution of PLA denervation on atrial fibrillation (AF) inducibility and atrial remodeling. Methods and results After left thoracotomy in anesthetized dogs (n = 32), electrode catheters were attached to the PLA, left ...

Human paleodiet and animal utilization strategies during the Bronze Age in northwest Yunnan Province, southwest China

Reconstructing ancient diets and the use of animals and plants augment our understanding of how humans adapted to different environments. Yunnan Province in southwest China is ecologically and environmentally diverse. During the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods, this region was occupied by a variety of local culture groups with diverse subsistence systems and material culture. In ...

Optimal virtual network embedding based on artificial bee colony

As one of the key challenges in network virtualization, the problem of virtual network embedding has attracted significant attention from researchers. In this problem, it needs to embed virtual networks with both node and link demands into a shared physical network. The main goal of this problem is to embed more virtual networks to gain more revenue. However, the prior approaches ...

Atrial Substrate Modification in Atrial Fibrillation: Targeting GP or CFAE? Evidence from Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials

Several clinically relevant outcomes post atrial substrate modification in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have not been systematically analyzed among published studies on adjunctive cardiac ganglionated plexi (GP) or complex fractionated atrial electograms (CFAE) ablation vs. pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) alone. Out of 176 reports identified, the present meta-analysis ...

Dexmedetomidine sedation reduces atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery compared to propofol: a randomized controlled trial

Background Atrial fibrillation occurs frequently in patients following cardiac surgery and can be a cause of increased morbidity and mortality. The use of dexmedetomidine to prevent atrial fibrillation is unclear. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of dexmedetomidine sedation on the incidence of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery. Methods Upon arrival to ...

Knowledge about non-invasive diagnostic tests for varices in liver cirrhosis: A questionnaire survey to the Gastroenterology Branch of the Liaoning Medical Association, China

, drafted this questionnaire, performed the literature search and selection, participated in the data collection and interpretation and drafted the manuscript. Xiaozhong Guo, Hongyu Li, Xu Liu and Han Deng

Influence of Berry Heterogeneity on Phenolics and Antioxidant Activity of Grapes and Wines: A Primary Study of the New Winegrape Cultivar Meili (Vitis vinifera L.)

Wine grapes are usually harvested in vineyards when they ripen. However, not all of the berries in a vineyard ripen homogeneously because of different microclimates around the clusters and berries. In this study, the influence of berry heterogeneity on the phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of grapes and wines under a continental monsoon climate was evaluated for a new wine ...

Prolactin rs1341239 T allele may have protective role against the brick tea type skeletal fluorosis

Objective Prolactin (PRL) has been reported to be associated with increased bone turnover, and increased bone turnover is also a feature of skeletal fluorosis (SF). Autocrine/paracrine production of PRL is regulated by the extrapituitary promoter and a polymorphism in the extrapituitary PRL promoter at -1149 (rs1341239) is associated with disturbances of bone metabolism in other ...

Biomechanical effects of morphological variations of the cortical wall at the bone-cement interface

Background The integrity of bone-cement interface is very important for the stabilization and long-term sustain of cemented prosthesis. Variations in the bone-cement interface morphology may affect the mechanical response of the shape-closed interlock. Methods Self-developed new reamer was used to process fresh pig reamed femoral canal, creating cortical grooves in the canal wall ...

Effects of Varieties, Producing Areas, Ears, and Ear Positions of Single Maize Kernels on Near-Infrared Spectra for Identification and Traceability

The effects of varieties, producing areas, ears, and ear positions of maize on near-infrared (NIR) spectra were investigated to determine the factors causing the differences in NIR fingerprints of maize varieties. A total of 130 inbred lines were grown in two regions in China, and 12,350 kernel samples were analyzed through NIR spectroscopy. Spectral differences among varieties, ...

Eplerenone inhibits atrial fibrosis in mutant TGF-β1 transgenic mice

The purpose of the present study was to study the impacts of eplerenone (EPL), an antagonist of mineralocorticoid receptors (MR), on atrial fibrosis in a mouse model with selective fibrosis in the atrium, and to explore the possible mechanisms. Using mutant TGF-β1 transgenic (Tx) mice, we first demonstrated that EPL inhibited atrial fibrosis specifically and decreased macrophage ...

Analysis of Factors Influencing Inpatient and Outpatient Satisfaction with the Chinese Military Health Service

Background Relatively few articles have focused on exploring factors influencing soldiers’ overall satisfaction and differences between inpatients’ and outpatients’ satisfaction, particularly in the Chinese army. Elucidating factors influencing military inpatient and outpatient care separately and analyzing their differences may provide more information for the healthsystem. ...

Existence of solution to a class of boundary value problem for impulsive fractional differential equations

By means of the Green function, the boundary value problem of a fractional differential equation can be reduced to the equivalent integral equation. Recently, this method has been used successfully to discuss the existence of the solution to the boundary value problem of a nonlinear fractional differential equation. By applying the nonlinear alternative of the Leray-Schauder type ...

Nanopore-Based Target Sequence Detection

The promise of portable diagnostic devices relies on three basic requirements: comparable sensitivity to established platforms, inexpensive manufacturing and cost of operations, and the ability to survive rugged field conditions. Solid state nanopores can meet all these requirements, but to achieve high manufacturing yields at low costs, assays must be tolerant to fabrication ...

Porous TiO2 Assembled from Monodispersed Nanoparticles

Porous TiO2 were assembled by evaporating or refluxing TiO2 colloid, which was obtained by dispersing the TiO2 nanoparticles with a crystallite size (d XRD) of 3.2 nm into water or ethanol without any additives. Porous transparent bulk TiO2 was obtained by evaporating the TiO2-C2H5OH colloid at room temperature for 2 weeks, while porous TiO2 nanospheres were assembled by refluxing ...

Existence of solution to a class of boundary value problem for impulsive fractional differential equations

Wen-Xue Zhou Xu Liu By means of the Green function, the boundary value problem of a fractional differential equation can be reduced to the equivalent integral equation. Recently, this method has

Some new existence and uniqueness results of solutions to semilinear impulsive fractional integro-differential equations

Wen-Xue Zhou Xu Liu Jian-Gang Zhang We consider the existence and uniqueness of solutions for the boundary value problem of semilinear impulsive integro-differential equations of fractional order q

Effect of Monospecific and Mixed Sea-Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) Plantations on the Structure and Activity of Soil Microbial Communities

This study aims to evaluate the effect of different afforestation models on soil microbial composition in the Loess Plateau in China. In particular, we determined soil physicochemical properties, enzyme activities, and microbial community structures in the top 0 cm to 10 cm soil underneath a pure Hippophae rhamnoides (SS) stand and three mixed stands, namely, H. rhamnoides and ...